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  Definition of deterrent
  1. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  2. tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"
Similar Words: hindrance, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap

 

Hyponyms: albatross, millstone, bind, drag, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket

 

Derivational Morphology: handicap, hinder, hamper, impede, deter, discourage, obstruct, blockade, block, stymie, stymy, embarrass

 

 
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